New favorite in AU coaching search?

AP: Pollard acknowledged that Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs recently contacted him to speak with Chizik about the Tigers vacancy. Pollard said in a statement released Friday that his understanding is that Chizik — the Tigers defensive coordinator from 2002-04 — has met with Auburn officials and is a serious candidate for the job. Could Chizik be the new favorite? Possibly. We are standing by our story earlier that Jay Jacobs is seriously interested in Kang and Kodos. Here’s the AP story on Gene Chizik.